Ethanol

CAS RN: 64-17-5

Protective Equipment / Clothing

Eye/face protection: Face shield and safety glasses. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin protection: Handle with gloves.
Body Protection: Impervious clothing. Flame retardant antistatic protective clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory protection: Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multipurpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
Protective clothing should be worn by persons who are exposed to ethanol and should be composed of natural rubber, neoprene, nitrile, or vitron as these compounds have breakthrough times (ie the time it takes for a compound to move from the outer surface of protective clothing to the inner surface) of at least an hour or more.
Breakthrough times greater than one hour reported by (normally, two or more testers for butyl rubber (butyl), natural rubber (nat.rub) neoprene (neop), nitrile rubber (nitrile) and viton. Breakthrough times less (usually significantly less) than one hour reported by (normally) two or more testers for polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). No data for neoprene/styrene-butadiene rubber (neop/SBR), nitrile rubber/polyvinyl chloride (nitrile/PVC), polyethylene (PE), polyurethane (PU), and styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR).
Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact.
Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact.
Respirator Recommendations: Up to 3300 ppm:
Assigned Protection Factor (APF) Respirator Recommendations
APF = 10 Any supplied-air respirator.
APF = 50 Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece.
Respirator Recommendations: Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
Assigned Protection Factor (APF) Respirator Recommendations
APF = 10,000 Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode.
APF = 10,000 Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus.
Respirator Recommendations: Escape:
Assigned Protection Factor (APF) Respirator Recommendations
-- Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus.
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